White women are either ignorant or indifferent to how white supremacy uses sexual violence to maintain the oppression of racialized bodies. This essay contains discussions of r/pe and sexual violence It’s not that I don’t like white women, it’s that I can
Gays, lesbians and heteros: this is a bisexual public service announcement. These things no longer belong to you, sorry not sorry. By Linh Cao All too often bisexual erasure makes us feel like we don’t have a claim to
The white people who stay silent in the face of white terrorism consider themselves to be “non-racist.” They're wrong.Last week, Tina Fey and Lady Gaga offended fans and onlookers with their comments in the midst of heated national discussions about race relations following the white supremacist rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia. Tina Fey returned to SNL’s Weekend Update for a segment on Charlottesville and The University of Virginia, her alma mater. “It broke my heart to see these evil forces descend upon Charlottesville… A lot of us are feeling anxious and asking ourselves, ‘What can I do? I'm just one person. What can I do?’ And I would urge people this Saturday instead of participating in the screaming matches and potential violence, find a local business you support. Maybe a Jewish-run bakery or an African American-run bakery. Order a cake with the American flag on it and, um, just eat it.” She went on to speak about Trump condemning violence “on many sides,” delivering jokes about Nazis in Raiders of the Lost Ark, and transphobic comments about drag queens being nothing more than violent 6’4 Black men. Fey ended her skit with a jarring and misplaced jab at the expense of Sally Hemings, an enslaved Black woman who was owned and repeatedly raped by former President Thomas Jefferson.
Lady Gaga Version 20.17 is peak whiteness. No wonder Joanne didn’t resonate; she didn’t write it with monsters like me in mind. Because I'm someone who has quietly advocated for the use of monsters and horror as means of healing and social commentary
More Super Bowl viewers will likely remember the Lady Gaga halftime concert for "rocking the house" than "rocking the boat." Fate had already sealed comparisons between Beyonce's controversial, Black-Panther-themed performance during last year's Super Bowl halftime show and this year's follow-up,